Cassidian Aviation Training Services (CATS) has selected Cirrus SR20s and SR22s for training France’s Air Force and Navy pilots. A fleet of 13 SR20s will train pilots at the French air force base of Salon de Provence. An additional fleet of seven SR22s will be dedicated to training flights of navigating officers arm systems (NOSA) and liaison flights, in particular to accompany the French Air Force’s aerobatic team.
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is working with the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation on a research study, titled Business Aviation – Gaining Altitude. The goal of this study is to better understand the current and future trends in the business aviation market. As part of the research process, NBAA is seeking survey respondents. Participation will contribute to the data and insights about buying, selling and financing business aircraft over the next several years. [Read more...]
ARLINGTON, Wash. – Washington state grants of nearly $1 million will fund 29 different airport projects, 86 percent of which will improve pavement. State grants, combined with local matching contributions ($2.7+ million), enabled WSDOT’s aviation division to leverage about $32 million in federal grants for federally-funded airports. Of the state’s 137 public-use airports, 66 are eligible for federal funds. The remaining 71 rely solely on state and local funds.
Last week I wrote, “A suggestion for keeping the magic of AirVenture alive.” I’ve received a handful of emails thanking me for the post, some of which offered personal experiences. A few I’m still following up on, but following is what I received from Bill Middlebrook, president of Penn Yan Aero and longtime friend. Suffice it to say, his AirVenture juices are flowing once again, thanks to his 7-year-old son, Reece. Enjoy…
Sorry I missed you this year. I was keeping an eye out for you. I actually spent the show as as an observer this year with the family and spent very little time working the Penn Yan Aero booth.
Horizon Hobby was the exhibitor. ”We are trying to reach new markets, that’s why we are here in Arlington,” said Kim Payne from Horizon Hobby. “We’ll be at AirVenture as well.” Both displays were packed with people every time I happened by.